Wade Muri is the Director, Business Development for the NAIT Centre for Innovative Media, an applied research centre funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
His primary function is to support applied research work occurring within this new Centre, to assist industrial partners in the development, evolution, integration, and testing of platform and content prototypes for commercial markets.
Prior to joining NAIT, Wade supported business development, strategic partnerships, and investment attraction for Alberta’s ICT industry within the Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education. During this time he had helped initially establish Mobile Monday in Edmonton, and had acted as an advisor to Digital Alberta for six years.
His technical background spans aviation, low voltage automation and controls, system integration, as well as software and system design. His career path as a technologist evolved over time into value-added roles in sales, sales management, and business development.
He has helped facilitate partnerships with several hundred local and international technology companies, having worked with trade partners in California, China, as well India and Singapore.
Wade possesses a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology from NAIT, an Aviation Electronics Diploma from the SAIT, and is completing his MBA in the spring of 2018.